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Easter Fun at Castlecomer Discovery Park is to Infinity & Beyond!
Castlecomer Discovery Park
4th - 19th April
Easter Fun at Castlecomer Discovery Park is to Infinity & Beyond! 4th April – 19th April 2020 Castlecomer Discovery Park is open for Easter fun and adventure from April 4th to April 19th. As well as our usual array of adventure activities there is the even more egg – citing “Toy Story” themed family trail…
SMITHWICK’S KILKENNY ROOTS FESTIVAL
1st - 4th May
Kilkenny Roots Festival Celebrates 23 years from 1st to 4th May with a stellar line-up, including The Lone Bellow, Jesse Malin, Chatham County Line, Jason Hawk Harris, Carson Mchone, Native Harrow, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Eileen Rose, Joe Nolan, The Hanging Stars, Martin Stephenson/John Perry, Tandem Felix.
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Kilkenny v Laois
UPMC Nowlan Park Kilkenny
Kilkenny, runners up in the 2019 All Ireland championship welcome neighbours Laois to Nowlan Park in the second round of the 2020 Leinster Hurling Championship. Hurling is Ireland’s national sport. An amateur game, county teams compete for the National Hurling League title.
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
Mount Juliet Estate
28th - 31st May
Mount Juliet Estate, the luxury five-star resort in County Kilkenny, is the host venue for the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, the second Rolex Series event of the 2020 Race to Dubai which takes place from May 28-31. “The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is one of the great sporting events in the Irish calendar so it's a very special moment for Mount Juliet Estate, and a true testament to the superb condition of the Estate's facilities and the golf course in particular.” - Damien Gaffney, owner of Mount Juliet Estate
Kilkenny Country Music Festival
This truly unique festival is set in the idyllic grounds of Gowran Park with built in facilities, a giant dance floor, easy parking and 10 minutes from the motorway this venue has it all..Join us for a day of fun, music and dance with some of the best Country musicians in Ireland.
Kilkenny Arts Festival
6th - 16th August
Kilkenny Arts Festival is one of the leading festivals in Ireland, celebrated for its effortless blend of tradition and innovation, and for its electrifying range of events, staged in some of the country’s loveliest venues. ...... ‘From Shakespeare without a set under the sky to secret performances in civic spaces and everything in between, the festival thrills’ The Irish Times... The 2020 Kilkenny Arts Festival will take place on the 6 - 16 August 2020.
Kilkenny Animated – A Festival of Visual Storytelling
2nd - 4th October
Kilkenny Animated is a festival of visual storytelling, incorporating cartoons, animation and illustration in a series of exhibitions, talks, performances, workshops and experiences that celebrate the creativity and craft of the visual image.
22nd - 26th October
Savour Kilkenny is now one of Ireland’s leading food festivals. Heading into this year’s 14th annual festival, the event celebrates the produce and food culture of the surrounding rich pastureland, home to some of Ireland and Europe’s best food. While the produce of its dairy and meat sector are internationally renowned, the festival celebrates local artisan products and a vibrant local restaurant and café culture which has seen the area become a leading food destination.
Kilkenomics – the world’s first economics festival
5th - 8th November
Save the date in your diary, November 5th – 8th 2020. Kilkenomics – the world’s first economics festival – brings together some of the world’s leading economists, financial analysts and media commentators with some of our funniest, sharpest standup comedians. We’ve been called “Davos with jokes” and we wouldn’t disagree with that assessment.